California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 


Innovations: Analysis of Successful Local Programs

In March 2000, CalRecycle presented the "Innovations" video conference to showcase successful recycling and waste reduction programs developed by local and regional jurisdictions to achieve California's 50 percent waste diversion goals. 

The programs featured in the video conferences were reviewed and analyzed and 24 studies were prepared to highlight successful model programs in reuse, recycling, composting, and other areas of waste management. These programs can be examples for other cities, counties, and regional agencies in California, as well as other states, provinces, or countries.

Most of the case studies are available in summary format and can also be downloaded from the CalRecycle publications catalog. The case studies fall into these general categories:

Commercial/government sector case studies

Community/residential sector case studies

Material-specific case studies

Specific successful jurisdictions

Specific successful programs

Last updated: October 5, 2015
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